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True Blood S5E1 *Spoilers*

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Beryl, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. Jun 11, 2012 #1 of 107
    Beryl

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    Pam is my favorite character of the show followed by LaLa.

    So Pam makes Tara a vampire.... This is going to be a hot mess.
     
  2. Jun 11, 2012 #2 of 107
    heySkippy

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    They're certainly starting us out with a lot of plot lines. I suspect vampire Tara isn't going to be a pleasant person.
     
  3. Jun 11, 2012 #3 of 107
    Rickvz

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    I'm not sure vampire Tara is going to be all there. Half of her brain was blown away. I have to wonder
    if Tara will be a bit like Bubba in the books.
     
  4. Jun 11, 2012 #4 of 107
    zordude

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    That actually might make her less annoying.
     
  5. Jun 11, 2012 #5 of 107
    dimented

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    I really didn't like this episode. They left way too many questions at the end of last season and then added even more plot lines this episode. It just seemed like way too much and nothing seemed to be connected. It was like watching 5 different shows at the same time.
     
  6. Jun 11, 2012 #6 of 107
    mwhip

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    I agree Pam is the best her lines about "wearing a wal-mart sweater" and "dirt my bra" were perfectly delivered.
     
  7. Jun 11, 2012 #7 of 107
    Dawghows

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    Couldn't have said it better myself. I can hardly believe I'm saying this given how much I loved this show in the past, but it's on the bubble in our house. My wife and I both had real trouble staying interested last season and were hoping to be pulled back in this time around, but if last night was any indication, things aren't looking too good.
     
  8. Jun 11, 2012 #8 of 107
    dimented

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    I wouldn't say it is on the bubble in our house as it is summer tv and there isn't a lot on, but I was expecting a lot more from it.
     
  9. Jun 11, 2012 #9 of 107
    mwhip

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    I agree but last season with the witch storyline sucked. This year from what I have read the storylines seem much better. It is summer and there is not much else on, I can give this an hour a week.
     
  10. Jun 11, 2012 #10 of 107
    Dawghows

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    I hope this is true, but neither of us was feeling it last night. We'll give it another episode or two to see how it goes.
     
  11. Jun 11, 2012 #11 of 107
    Anubys

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    I'm surprised that there are so few posts. I thought this was an excellent start to the season. I agree that last season was bad but I am totally excited with this direction.

    And, Jesus, Jessica is so fraking hot!
     
  12. Jun 11, 2012 #12 of 107
    danterner

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    In TB, do you still have to be alive in order to be turned? I thought it was pretty clear that Tara was fully dead, with half the back of her head blown off. She was just mostly dead, enabling her to be made undead?
     
  13. Jun 11, 2012 #13 of 107
    Gerryex

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    I fell on the floor laughing when she said the Wal-mart line, which was a Wal-mart sweat suit, I believe. At first I didn't like the Pam character, but now I agree with some other comments and she is one of my favorites!

    I liked the episode quite a bit even though there are multiple plot lines. I'm usually not into vampire stories but this show has been and still is one of my favorites. The only season that I wasn't too crazy about (but still liked) was the one with Ensign Ro, I mean Michelle Forbes.

    Gerry
     
  14. Jun 11, 2012 #14 of 107
    Gerryex

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    I agree!! :up::up:


    I AGREE!!!!! :up::up::up::up:
     
  15. Jun 11, 2012 #15 of 107
    TAsunder

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    The authority henchmen went from completely useless to unbelievably bad-ass since last episode...???
     
  16. Jun 11, 2012 #16 of 107
    Rcam10

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    I liked it, and at least didn't find it boring. They do have a lot of plot lines and not sure why that's needed in True Blood, but I assume during the season they will work it out. I like it much better than last years first show.

    Pam's WallMart sweatsuit - Funny.
    Bill and Eric on the run. Eric having had enough of Sookie's rejection is realistic behavior for him. He's no longer the 'spelled' amnesic who is dependent on her. He's back to his old self, and he's more concerned with his and Bill's escape than Sookie's fear. That is totally in character for him. Bill, also in character, runs to her aid, and then both being caught by the Authority.

    Then we had them breaking the gas tank together and causing the explosion. Eric refusing to leave Bill was a surprise, but one I appreciated. It signals that Eric no longer sees Bill as his rival - which he is not, since Eric is done with Sookie.
    Of course, that will probably change in the future, but for now he and Bill need to work together, and seem to actually have some loyalty to each other.

    I liked that there was not so much of Sookie (she gets on my nerves in season 4), and also she gets some other aspect rather than being object of desire of 2 dead guys.

    I've heard this was suppose to be the year of Pam, and I do look forward to that. She's hilarious, she says all the things everyone wants to.

    Since this is the last year Alan Ball will be involved who knows what direction another season might go. Just hope its not another teen age vamp/were, (were panther)/ witch shifter mess like *gasp*Twilight..
     
  17. Jun 11, 2012 #17 of 107
    john4200

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    I thought the "henchmen" last episode were human, while this episode they were vampires.
     
  18. Jun 11, 2012 #18 of 107
    TAsunder

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    Yeah I believe you are correct. Big change in < 1 hour.
     
  19. Jun 11, 2012 #19 of 107
    vertigo235

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    Maybe that is their Elite Henchman force.
     
  20. Jun 11, 2012 #20 of 107
    TAsunder

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    In any case it makes a lot more sense for them to be vampires than slow-as-mud humans.
     

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